Knowing when to get tested after a potential exposure can often times be confusing.
Certain tests require various amounts of time to pass before results are conclusive. It’s important to wait the required amount of time before getting tested to ensure your results are completely accurate. For bacterial infections such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or Trichomoniasis, testing can be performed conclusively just 72 hours post-contact. Other viral diseases including HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or Syphilis have a latency period ranging from 10 days to 6 weeks depending on which test is ordered. We also offer a variety of early detection testing options to patients concerned about recent viral exposures.